John Legend and Harvey Mason Jr to Produce Phantom of the Opera

Script acquired by Universal was written by John Fusco (”The Highwayman“)

“I have long wanted to explore ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in a contemporary and new way and in a French Quarter setting” Fusco said in a statement to TheWrap. “New Orleans is not only known as America’s most-haunted city, but the music, Creole culture, voodoo mystique, and the pageantry of Mardi Gras, inspire a natural adaptation of the original Paris setting.”

Harvey Mason Media is represented by UTA and attorneys Granderson Des Rochers; Get Lifted is represented by WME and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finklestein and Lezcano; Fusco is represented by UTA and Cliff Roberts of Syndicate. 

Deadline first reported the news.

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